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Rika Swanzen, PhD
Programme Manager: Child and Youth Care School of Social Science Independent Institute of Education – MSA campus (previously Monash South Africa)
Jaspreet Bal, PhD CYCP
Professor, Child and Youth Care, Humber College, Ontario, Canada
Aurrora De Monte, MSc
CYC Faculty, Child and Youth Care Program, Fleming College, Ontario, Canada

Former Editors

Thom Garfat, PhD  /  Dr Gerry Fewster  /  Dr Carol Stuart  /  Heather Snell


Dr Leon Fulcher, Dr Karen VanderVen, Dr Heather Modlin, Dr Carol Stuart, Dr Penny Parry, James Freeman, Ernie Hilton, Dr Patricia Kostouros, Dr Mark Smith, Doug Magnuson, Nancy Marshall, Dr Tara Collins, Nadia Umadat, Dr Tuhinul Islam, Dr Laura Steckley, Cherylanne James, Okpara Rice, Werner van der Westhuizen


All correspondence should be addressed to:

The Editor, Relational Child & Youth Care Practice
e-mail: rcycp@press.cyc-net.org

Permission to Reproduce Material and interlibrary loans

Relational Child & Youth Care Practice is published four times annually. All rights reserved. No portion of the contents may be reproduced without permission of the publishers. Interlibrary loans are not automatically granted. Requests should be sent to rcycp@press.cyc-net.org


Back Issues are available on request at a cost of $8 per issue. Please note that Back Issues are only supplied in electronic format (PDF). See link above to request any Back Issues.


Relational Child and Youth Care Practice is committed to providing equitable and inclusive spaces that promote and support the global profession of Child and Youth Care through disseminating the knowledge and experience of individuals involved in the day-to-day lives of young people, families and communities. This commitment is founded upon the belief that all human issues, are essentially “relational”.

Relational Child & Youth Care Practice welcomes submission of manuscripts on all aspects relating to young people, families and communities. This includes material that explores the intersectionality of Child and Youth Care practice and the lived experiences of all who are engaged in Child and Youth Care practice. Considerations will also be given to interpersonal dynamics of professional practice and all submissions that assume a relational perspective. This might include topics such as cultural values, ethics, social policy, program design, supervision, education, training etc. Welcomed are also submissions that address advocacy, social justice and reconciliation practices within the diverse spaces and places of Child and Youth Care. Each issue may include refereed articles that comply with acceptable ‘academic’ standards; submissions contributed by regular and guest columnists; short pieces that describe particular relational experiences and reflections; poetry; artwork and photographs.

Material should be submitted by email to rcycp@press.cyc-net.org in standard word processing format (eg. .doc, .rtf). Formal articles should generally not exceed 6000 words in length (excluding references). Referencing should conform to either APA or Harvard format. Author-date citations should be used within the text and a double-spaced reference section should accompany each article. In all submissions, authorship details including an abstract of no more than 150 words should be included, as well as a short list of keywords at the beginning of the article, a headshot photo and a short author bio of about 100 words to publish with your article. Importantly, authors should also indicate whether a peer review is required (in addition to the standard editorial review).

Although no article or submission will be rejected purely for stylistic reasons, the editors reserve the right to return any manuscript for additional work. Authors requiring editorial assistance in this regard should indicate their request in a covering letter. Originality of material is the responsibility of the primary author. Previously published material must be identified as such and will be published only where the necessary permission has been granted from the original source.

Relational Child and Youth Care Practice may include Peer Reviewed contributions, stories, case studies, thought pieces, experiential descriptions and other forms of writing which will not be peer reviewed. In this way we aim to strike a balance between the values of Peer Reviewed articles and experiential voices from the field. This is a unique approach and one which we feel offers the best of both. Peer Review is available on request.

Conflicting Interests: authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of their article.

Funding: authors should declare if they have received or not received any financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of their article.

Article copyright is jointly held by RCYCP and article author(s), allowing both the full right to reproduction of the writer's published article.

For more information contact the editors at rcycp@press.cyc-net.org